We covered this last year (though it was called the “In-Store Convention Kick-Off” then) and it’s back again. Want all the major guests of a big Convention without having to travel? Now you can have it in the comfort of a local comic store, MacBeth Comics. Last year, you could sit and watch the coverage & interviews all day. Apparently there’s exclusives for the stores participating as well!
“To help retailers get the 2017 convention season off to a roaring and profitable start, Diamond, PREVIEWSworld.com and Coliseum of Comics are teaming with leading comic book publishers for a one-of-kind live streaming event, Coast to Coast Comic Con 2017, on Saturday, March 4.
Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, as well as Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Top Cow Productions, Valiant Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment and Diamond Select Toys are lined up as sponsors and will make presentations during the live event.
Coast to Coast Comic Con 2017 will be presented in comic shops via a live streaming broadcast on Saturday, March 4 from noon to 8:00 p.m. ET. The stream will broadcast live on location from one of ReedPOP’s premier shows, Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, who also is a sponsor of the event. Top creators will be on hand for a day of interviews and major publishers will have panels about their upcoming books and editorial plans. In addition, a number of exclusive items are being created, as well as free giveaways given to participating retailers to hand out during the event.”